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-old boy is wondering how this common treatable virus could take the life of their son. elabeth cohen is joining us. she spent the morning with the family. elizabeth, how did this happen? >> reporter: wolf, it was such an emotional morning. i'm in front of the church that the family attends. mack was 17. that personified who he was. as you said, perfectly healthy. on december 21st he started feeling sick, a headache, a little bit tired. he had a fever but really no big deal and he was better in about two days and he then he felt fine for a while. and then a couple days later he started feeling bad again. his parents took him to a local hospital in the rural area they were in and they said he's got the flu and his kidneys are failing. they said, we have to get him to a bigger hospital. they put him on a helicopter and this is what max said to his mother as he was getting on the helicopter. >> one of the last coherent things he said, he looked at me and tears were rolling down his face. >> he was scared. >> he said, mom, i'm scared. i said, i know, buddy. i am, too. he said, mom, it's g
to the clinton administration when president clinton invited william cohen, a republican to be defense secretary. then the obama administration, president obama asked robert gates, a republican to be defense secretary. then there was leon panetta. and now another republican, chuck hagel. what's wrong with democrats being defense secretary? >> right. actually, just as an historical footnote, roberts used to be a republican. you know, i think that there's a sort of feeling that each one of these can be justified. i think president clinton and cohen had a good relationship, as does president obama and senator hagel. in gates' instance, that made a lot of sense. so much was going on that you didn't want to have an immediate change in the defense. but that is true, that it looks like democrats always want to appoint republican secretaries of defense. also if you look at the history of the independent councils, they have almost all been republicans. and as a democrat i sometimes get frustrated, too. we can't find an independent council in our own party. i can understand the frustration but the preside
life. our senior medical correspondent, elizabeth cohen, is joining us with these surprising results. elizabeth, this is so counterintuitive. help us understand what is going on here. >> right, wolf. well, we're told lose weight to be healthier, but what this study of more than 3 million people found was when they were overweight, they actually seemed to live a bit, not a lot, but seemed to live a bit longer. it may be because weight is not quite as important as we think. there may be other things that are also important. so the lesson here may be, know your weight, but in addition, know what your blood pressure is. know what your cholesterol level is. know what your glucose is. and also, keep your weight, if you can, in the right places. distribution matters. it's worse around the belly. so it may be that these overweight people, that many of them all these numbers and all that distribution was just fine, they were just kind of overweight. >> what is -- what do they consider being overweight? >> right. let's take a look at these numbers. and this comes from something called the body
. now cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen has the top five most calorie-laden items out there. and some of them may surprise you. >> wolf, when you see some of these calorie counts, your eyes are going to pop out. because some of these dishes are more calories in the one dish than you're supposed to have in the entire day. so let's do a countdown. this is from the center for science in the public interest. on their list, number five, uno's chicago grill, deep dish macaroni and three cheese. 1,980 calories. now, to put that in perspective, you're supposed to have about 2,000 calories a day and you're getting almost all of that in one dish. number four, johnny rockets bacon cheddar double burger with sweet potato fries, 2,360 calories. and at number three, from the cheesecake factory, crispy chick yn costaletta, a whopping 2,610 calories. number two, veal porterhouse with crispy red potatoes. looks pretty simple, no cream sauce or anything, 2,710 calories. and coming in at number one on the extreme eating list, the cheesecake factory's bistro shrimp pasta. it's because that shri
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correspondent elizabeth cohen is in texas, one of the hardest hit states. >> reporter: wolf, kids are especially vulnerable to the flu. and parents need to be really vigilant. i spent the day yesterday with one mom who got her son help in the nick of time. >> reporter: darius is so sick with the flu, he's in the hospital. he could've died if not for the quick thinking of his mother. she was keeping a close eye on her son at home. he didn't seem all that sick, then suddenly wednesday night -- >> he couldn't hard breathe. he was, you know, gasping for, you know, breath and that was real scary because i thought he was going to pass out at any minute. >> she immediately brought her 7-year-old son to the emergency room. by the time they got there, darius was incoherent. >> how did you feel in your heart when your own son didn't know who you are? >> you don't want to think the worst, but as a parent, you can't help it, you know. >> the flu had struck darius hard. his asthma making it even worse. doctors had to give him oxygen. he's recovering here at cook children's hospital in ft. worth, texas. so be
elizabeth cohen in new york, where the demand for the vaccine is so high, people are on a waiting list to get a shot. elizabeth. >> kate, joe, there are shortages of vaccine in various parts of the country. but we're hearing it's especially bad in new york. and it may be because the governor declared this public health emergency, so people are rushing to get their shots, which is good, but sometimes they're not finding them. for example, this urgent care center stayed open over the weekend but actually ran out of shots. they just got a shipment this morning at 11:30. the staff immediately got on the phone, called people on the wait list, saying, come in, get your shot. people were glad to see them. a lot of people have been looking all over for a flu vaccination. >> i looked at one place and they were out. >> i tried three dwayne reeds and one cvs and then came to the urgent care. >> reporter: as part of the public health emergency, governor cuomo gave pharmacists special permission to vaccinate minors. usually, they're not allowed to do that. but there seems to have been a little catc
senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. what did doctors find in this new study? >> this is fascinating. doctors autopsied hundreds of men. they found the ones who were on beta blockers, very common blood pressure medications, had fewer signs of alzheimer's in their brains. fewer lesions. less atrophy. they think it might possibly be because it's good for the brain to have lower blood pressure. it sort of takes some of the stress off the brain. maybe that's why they had those findings. >> so explain exactly what a beta blocker is. does it mean people should routinely be taking beta blockers if they suspect they could come down with dementia or alzheimer's down the road? >> beta blockers block the effect of adrenaline which is what helps bring your blood pressure down. doctors said absolutely not, you should not be on a beta blocker unless you need it. if you don't need the beta blocker, it might cause your more medical problems then you started out with. now, if you do have high blood pressure, you can ask your doctor, hey, i'd like to start on a beta blocker, le
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